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Everything Must Go — 31 December, 2006

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oneparticularwave.com

For a new year, a new home:

oneparticularwave.com

Let’s fly…

~V~

Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – XXI Universe 21 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

XXI-Universe
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The Universe symbolizes the law of universality.
You are the universe.

Like the center stone, you possess within yourself
a universe of possibilities. What you can see in your
mind’s eye exists. Like Michelangelo, you can sculpt
anything out of yourself — a flower, a city, a god, a star.

Like the stone, you are whole and perfect; but as the
uncompleted sculpture, “The Awakening Giant,” your life
is an unfinished process. Always in a state of becoming,
you are simultaneously completing and beginning.

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Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – I Magician 1 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

I-Magician
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The Magician symbolizes the law of talent. The universe has given you a multiplicity of talents, as shown in the Magician’s hand. As the gold of the Incan mask was extracted from the earth, you must extract your skills to create what you want to be. Like a shaman, you can put on any mask to become anyone.

The talents in the Magician’s offering hand represent your ability to realize your aspirations by expressing your inner resources. As the Magician your number is 1, the zero-spirit manifested in physical form. You are a transformer and a materializer.

“Magic” comes from the ancient “magh,” meaning power. Your power comes from your being a channel for the universe. From that universe you receive intuitive guidance on which you must act swiftly and decisively.

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YouTube Video of the Day: On the Road with Neal Cassady 30 November, 2006

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You’re either on the bus, or off the bus.

Neal Cassady (1926-1968)

I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

~ from On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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Quote of the Day: from Timothy Leary 24 November, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

Any reality is an opinion.

You make up your own reality.

Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-1996)

listen:
[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3143723/view]

download:
reality (5.4MB mp3)

Any reality is an opinion.  You make up your own reality.

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¡Viva Border Volleyball! 19 October, 2006

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viva beach volleyball 2 “Why not use this no-man’s land as a real beach
and see if we could strike up a friendly pickup game?
There’s no law against that.”

Or is there?

viva beach volleyball 1

California’s most desolate and unknown beach is desolate and unknown for a reason. It has no name, no facilities, no parking lot.

“CONTAMINATED WATER; DEEP HOLES; RIPTIDES; NO LIFEGUARD; NO SWIMMING!” the signs announce.

This is a geopolitically divided beach, purposefully hidden. A fence of metal pylons draws a 20-foot-tall line in the sand all the way into the sea.

It is the perfect beach, in other words, for the world’s first game of international border volleyball.

viva beach volleyball 3 read Joshuah Bearman’s article @ LA Weekly

watch a video of border volleyball @ wholphindvd.com

Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – XIV Art 13 October, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

XIV-Art
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Art, represented by Athena, the Greek patron goddess of the arts, symbolizes the law of creativity.
You are a creative artist in all aspects of being and in all endeavours of worldly life.

Creativity is an alchemical art of dissolving old forms and recombining them as a new synthesis.
See the disintegration in your life as a creative opportunity.

You communicate yourself to the world by shooting forth through the rainbow your ideas, visions, and products. Your creative expression, like the orchid, has an impact on the world.

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Quote of the Day: from the film “Waking Life” 25 September, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

The quest is to be liberated from the negative,
which is really our own will to nothingness.

And once having said yes to the instant,
the affirmation is contagious.

It bursts into a chain of affirmations
that knows no limit.

To say yes to one instant
is to say yes to all of existence.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/x/view]

download audio clip

taking flight
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wakinglifemovie.com

Waking Life on Wikipedia

More quotes from the film here and here.

An interesting essay about the film.

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Picture of the Day: Two great tastes that taste great together – 22 September, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

(click on image to see larger photo)nature is the ultimate mashup artist...

Why choose either/or when you can have both?

It’s definitely an option on the menu.

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Picture of the Day: America the _____ 11 September, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

(click on image to see full-size photo) america the 768x1024

What does America mean to you?

* * *

About this image:

This is another photo i took one autumn night at Pioneer Courthouse Square
in Portland, Oregon.

A few months ago, i posted a photo of the falls from a different angle
(which makes a great desktop background wallpaper) here.

They’re both part of my Flickr set “city @night” which can be seen here.

You can check out my Flickr photostream here.

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YouTube Video of the Day: What is a Darknet, Charlie Brown??? 13 April, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

No actual Peanuts characters were humped during the making of this video.

i just wish i could say the same for the Sesame Street characters…

Wanna join a Darknet?

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the Red Baron exults in victory!!!

“¡Sí, Se Puede!” ( “Yes, We Can!” ) 11 April, 2006

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Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants took to the streets in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego on Monday in some of the most widespread demonstrations since the mass protests began around the country last month.

~ from a story on the AP newswire

We shall strike. We shall organize boycotts.
We shall demonstrate and have political campaigns.
We shall pursue the revolution we have proposed.
We are sons and daughters of the farm workers’ revolution, a revolution of the poor
seeking bread and justice.

Until the chance for political participation is there,
we who are poor will continue to attack the soft part
of the American system – its economic structure.
We will build power through boycotts, strikes,
new union – whatever techniques we can develop.
These attacks on the status quo will come,
not because we hate, but because we know America
can construct a humane society for all its citizens –
and that if it does not, there will chaos.

~ César E. Chávez (1927-1993)

We are an entire nation of “illegal” immigrants…
Consider this: you would not be the person you are today if your relatives
had not immigrated to this country at some point in history.

History is now.

We are making history.

Quote of the Day: from Samuel Beckett 5 April, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

I write about myself with the same pencil
and in the same exercise book as about him.

It is no longer I,
but another whose life is just beginning.

~ Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

young Samuel Beckett old Samuel Beckett

more quotes from Samuel Beckett:

here, here, and here

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

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Quote of the Day: from Ken Kesey 2 April, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

You don’t lead by pointing
and telling people some place to go.

You lead by going to that place
and making a case.

~ Ken Kesey (1935 – 2001)

early Keseylate Kesey

more quotes from Ken Kesey:

here and here

the bus

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Picture of the Day: cherry wallpaper 1 April, 2006

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i admit it. i’m really not the most prolific writer. But here we are…

And i want to fill this space with interesting, enlightening,
and entertaining artifacts as a record of our travels together.

Many of our most meaningful connections and experiences
can’t be fully described and communicated with words alone.
Some beauty is always lost in translation.

So here’s a new category for posts: Picture of the Day.

Whenever i want to show you some good art, i’ll post a unique image or photo.

Sometimes it will be an image i’ve created, but more often it will be the work of another artist whose vision i want to share with you.

Because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

life is kinda like this...
life is kinda like this…

About this image:

i took this photo one June afternoon of some fresh cherries that i picked from
a huge cherry tree that grew outside my window.

These cherries were so tasty that i risked broken bones to climb higher up the tree to get more of that sweet ripe fruity goodness once i had picked and eaten all i could reach from my balcony.

And now, thanks both to luck and the miracles of technology, these “fruits”
of my labor are preserved right here on your screen —
eternally fresh, for your two-dimensional enjoyment.

You can use this image as a desktop wallpaper: click on the photo and it will open full-size in a new browser window. Then, right-click on the photo
and choose to set it as your desktop background.

This photo is part of my Flickr set “cherry/red”.

You can check out my Flickr photostream here.

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hey hey hey, it’s… 26 March, 2006

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Fat Albert Napoleon Dynamite

Fat Dynamite!!!

This frickin’ sweet video mash-up/remix is a perfect example of why traditional copyright laws need to be reformed.

Combining animation from Fat Albert with audio from Napoleon Dynamite, Shawn Nee of idiotwork creates a funny, yet thoughtful juxtaposition of the two pop-culture icons that includes subtle (and not so subtle) critiques of racism and politics.

Watch video on YouTube

TV is dead… Long live TV!!! 24 March, 2006

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retro tv

Hey kids, let’s face it –

we’re all addicted to staring at moving images on a glowing screen.

But traditional television is so… 20th century.

Now we can have fun AND rebel against the corporate media overlords
by utilizing the power of the internets!

i’ll link to some of my favorite sites for watching and sharing video
on the web after the jump.

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